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bay introduces a new look and feel for shoppers. >> susie: a deal to create a new defense giant is dead. earlier today, britain's b.a.e. systems and europe's e.a.d.s. called off their merger plans. both sides blamed concerns by european governments, especially germany, over how the potential tie-up would be structured. the deal between e.a.d.s. and b.a.e. systems would have created the world's biggest defense company by sales. some industry watchers say it could have spurred more consolidation among american defense companies. >> if this merger had come together it would have been pressure on the u.s. defense contractors to get together, to consolidate, as a counter balance to the new combination. but without the merger there is not a lot of pressure to consolidate. in fact, if we get a romney presidency there may be almost no pressure on defense contractors. >> susie: as for shares of the big u.s. defense contractors today, they followed the broader market lower. boeing, general dynamics, lockheed martin and northrop grumman all down about 1%. >> susie: for many americans, >> susie: for many am
, very much so. a lot more so than the president. but he these play both offense and defense. last week the president played neither. by defense he's got to be able to say "this is what we've accomplished." and point out especially in states like ohio and michigan the difference the auto industry has made student loans being -- the interest being removed. the pre-existing condition. all of those things, he's got to do it. and at the same time he's got to go on offense as far as the other side is concerned. to make -- question about mitt romney and the romney/ryan and the fractures and fissures within their own program. >> woodruff: the other thing tonight, it is 890 minutes, david, but tonight we are told the questions are going to alternate between domestic and foreign policy. how will that change what we should look for? >> well, we can all expect that joe biden will do better on the foreign policy. it's never been paul ryan's main interest and it's always been joe biden's main interest so you would think he would have natural advantage there. one quick disagreement i had with mark is
investors today. >> you can see some of the stocks that have led things have been defensive stocks. so, that tells you that it's not quite holding your nose and buying stocks, but saying "i'm not entirely enthusiastic about this but i think i'll do it." >> reporter: stock market pessimists point to continued economic instability in europe, confusion about america's fiscal cliff, and worries about third quarter earnings. optimists talk about attractive stock market valuations and tidbits of evidence the economy might be improving. some also expect companies to say nice things about the business climate next year. >> based on whatever guidance we get for 2013, if it does hint at improvement in sequential quarters, i think investors might feel optimism and get into the buying mode. >> reporter: that buying mode could easily turn into a selling mode. that is, if the third quarter earnings are more disappointing than already expected and, if companies are less than rosy in the comments about the future. suzanne pratt, nbr, new york. >> susie: there was another big sell-off today in apple sh
campaign's national security advisory committee. she also serves as undersecretary of defense for policy in the obama administration. and peter feaver served on the national security council staff during the george w. bush administration. he's now a professor of political science and public policy at duke university. we thank you both for being with us. peter feaver, to you first. we heard governor romney today criticize the president broadly for not rejecting strongly enough america's influence in the world. yet when it came to specifics, we didn't hear many details. so let me just ask you about a couple of different places in the world. what about when it comes to iran. what exactly governor romney be doing differently right now? >> well, this is the criticism that the obama campaign has leveled at the romney campaign for not being detailed and specific enough. when it comes to iran, the president hasn't laid out a red line that he said clearly he would enforce. when asked to be precise about what it means for iran not to possess a nuclear weapon, the articulation of the red line, he's
was a master piece of banal self-delusion, completely untethered from reality. >> woodruff: still defense attorney insisted sandusky was the victim of a rush to judgme judgment. >> today it may be his rights and tomorrow it may be your rights. you're going to say wait a minute i need more times to do this. i have a defense i'm innocent. but everybody thinks you're guilty so why the heck waste time. let's just get this over with. >> woodruff: sandusky plans to appeal. that's not the end of the scandal that shook penn state. two college administrators gary shultz and tim curly, face trial on charges of failing to report sandusky to the police and lying to a grand jury. long-time head football coach joe paterno was fired last november and died in january of lung cancer. the n.c.a.a. later imposed severe sanctions on the school's football program. for more on all this we turn to a man who has been covering the story for the associated press. he was in the courtroom today. mark, thank you for joining us. we know that jerry sandusky spoke before the sentence was handed down. what did he say? >>
the wind credit. a full throated defense of romney care. now he's standing up for his healthcare plan that he developed. so it was finally the etch a sketch moment that his campaign aid promised months ago that they were going to shake everything up. so i think the president is right on the campaign trail saying what is that guy that showed up the other night. >> the guy that beat him. >> you can call him a flip- flopper, but actually the voters like the flop. >> is there something wrong with changing your mind? >> according to the base of the republican party. >> you want idealogues like buchanan? >> i think the republican party wanted. that maybe romney's timing is perfect, that he's now moved to the center without inflaming the right who is so desperate to get the white house back. >> have his positions been that extreme? >> yes. >> like what? >> like pro choice to antichoice to pro healthcare to anti-healthcare. >> he made an excellent statement, i thought, of is his principles and beliefs, far better than -- here's where the president could have shown he's got his own philosophy
it out in afghanistan, the powerful chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense, a republican helped continue the war by voting against the house amendment requiring the president to set a timetable for withdrawal. he's changed his mind. touched by what matt seton wrote him he asked that the letter be read into the congressional record and has been talking to other veterans, hearing from them what a real mess the war is. now he tells the tampa bay times, i think we should remove ourselves from afghanistan as quick a as we can. i just think we're killing kids that don't need to die. killing the kids that don't need to die. let those words sink in and this too. congressman young says, many of his colleagues in congress feel the same way he does but they tend not to want to go public. there are two more presidential debates. they will be yet another hoax unless someone puts the question to barack obama and mitt romney, why are we killing kids that don't need to die and then ask it over and again until they don't need to die and then ask it over and again until they have no choice
60 or 70 million people. the president did not play to offense or defense wednesday night. he didn't defend himself against charges that mitt romney made of his administration that have been fact checked time and again on the president's side. and he didn't play offense. he didn't give a sense where he wanted to go. judy, vice presidential debate does matter because the democrats can't lose two in a row. they really can't. i think joe biden is in a stronger position because he has spent a lot of time, four years, defending, explaining and making the case for barack obama whereas paul ryan is in an awkward position. he's going to defend, make the case to mitt romney whom he has basically been joined to the hip at six weeks ago. and you know, he's got the whole independent political identity himself. i mean biden obama as a team at this point. but i think that the president, is just going to forget the first debate and be ready in the second one to make his case. and to engage. he wasn't ingauged. if you turn down the sound on wednesday night and just watch those two people, he is di
. debo adegbile is the acting president and director-counsel of the n.a.a.c.p. legal defense and educational fund, which filed an amicus brief in this case. and richard kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the century foundation. he wrote a recent report arguing for race-neutral admission policies that he says foster diversity. you were at the court, debo. what's at stake under coming classes of rising freshmen and their families seeking admission to public universities in this case? >> well, the stakes are very high. it's clear that everybody recognized today that diversity in higher education is a compelling interest. it's something that benefit all the-- all the students benefit from-- blark white, latino, asian. everybody benefits from these cross-racial interactions. and too many of our high schools are racially identified. there's lot of residential segregation leading to segregation in school, not by law but by practice. the result is too many kids don't have these interactionsess until they get to college and are able to learn from each other and break down stereotypes. t
,000 computers at major companies in saudi arabia and qatar. and defense secretary leon panetta warned thursday of a possible "cyber pearl harbor". he promised "decisive action" to meet any threat. russia insisted today that a syrian airliner was carrying legal cargo when it was forced to land in turkey this week. foreign minister sergei lavrov said the shipment consisted of russian radar parts, but no weapons. turkish descriptions have ranged from ammunition to missile parts that the syrian government meant to use against rebels. an outbreak of fungal meningitis has now spread to dozen u.s. states. the centers for disease control reported today that 184 cases have been confirmed, as a result of tainted steroid injections. 14 people have died. for an update, i'm joined by denise grady of "the new york times." it was just almost a week ago or a little long ter that we only had a dozen case, how is it that we have so many cases discovered so quickly? >> people are starting to have symptoms there is an incubation period for this disease. and more and more people seem to be starting to have symptom
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